Daily Archives: February 4, 2010

Learning about Africa: Tinga Tinga Tales

A new animated series for pre-schoolers set and made in Africa.  From the press release:

From the producer of the multi award-winning Charlie And Lola, Tiger Aspect‘s Claudia Lloyd, this vibrant, new animated series (52 x 11-minute episodes), for children aged three to six years, brings to life the traditional art of storytelling with tall tales of how all your favourite animals came to be the way they are today.

Inspired by traditional African animal folktales and the art of Tanzania, Tinga Tinga Tales opens up a fantastical world of colour, characters and transformation.

Produced on location in Kenya by Tiger Aspect Productions in conjunction with Homeboyz Entertainment, the show draws upon the inspiring talent of local artists and musicians and is expertly computer-animated using beautiful, hand-painted imagery.

Here’s a recent BBC news article on the series.   And here’s the trailer:

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